June 15 / 18.00 Hexham

18.00

Good

Clarke Mairs Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £7352.1
  • 2m 0f 48y
  • Class 3
  • 14 runners
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Clarke Mairs Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £21.20
  • Place: £3.40

Form: 5-4

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Irish point winner (soft) on his fourth and final start in that sphere; showed promise for a long way under a prominent ride on his hurdles debut at Kelso (2m, good to soft) last October; not as good after a break at Perth last month (2m, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie); more needed.
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1st

8

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

18:00 Hexham

Stylish Recruit

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Irish point winner (soft) on his fourth and final start in that sphere; showed promise for a long way under a prominent ride on his hurdles debut at Kelso (2m, good to soft) last October; not as good after a break at Perth last month (2m, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie); more needed.

14/1

4th

5

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:50 Perth

Stylish Recruit

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Point winner (3m, soft) in April 2023; sold for £16,000; weakened on stable/hurdles debut at Kelso (2m, good to soft; fifth of nine, beaten 17.5l) in October; absent since and reappears sporting a tongue-tie; trainer saddled a double at Kelso last week.

12/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 84

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Irish point winner (sixth start; heavy) in March; well beaten on hurdles debut over C&D last month, before a significantly better effort when fourth at Kelso (2m, good to soft); needs another big step up on that.
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2nd

5

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

18:00 Hexham

Famous Liss

11st 2lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Irish point winner (sixth start; heavy) in March; well beaten on hurdles debut over C&D last month, before a significantly better effort when fourth at Kelso (2m, good to soft); needs another big step up on that.

20/1

4th

4

26th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:15 Kelso

Famous Liss

11st 1lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

held up in rear

12/1

4th

4

26th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:15 Kelso

Famous Liss

11st 1lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

held up in rear

12/1

5/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 756-1 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Irish point winner (soft); showed promise in bumpers and delivered on that with an improved effort to win a Kilbeggan maiden hurdle (2m, good to yielding) easily last month; looks destined for better things on that evidence and could prove tough to beat.
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2nd

1

8th Jul 2024

Good

1m 7f 204y

18:38 Roscommon

If You Let Me

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in last, headway and went second going okay before 3 out, challenging going best before 2 out, ridden and no extra after last

4/1

3rd

2

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

18:00 Hexham

If You Let Me

11st 8lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Irish point winner (soft); showed promise in bumpers and delivered on that with an improved effort to win a Kilbeggan maiden hurdle (2m, good to yielding) easily last month; looks destined for better things on that evidence and could prove tough to beat.

5/4

1st

5

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:25 Kilbeggan

If You Let Me

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Point winner; beaten between 10l and 16l in his three bumpers, showing a bit of ability; found a weak race in which to make his hurdling debut.

9/4

OUR TIP

Form: 233-11 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Arrives seeking a hat-trick after comfortable wins at Uttoxeter (2m7f, soft) and under a penalty at Worcester (2m, good); should give a good account over this stiff 2m in trying to successfully concede weight all round.
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4th

1

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

18:00 Hexham

Shengai Enki

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Arrives seeking a hat-trick after comfortable wins at Uttoxeter (2m7f, soft) and under a penalty at Worcester (2m, good); should give a good account over this stiff 2m in trying to successfully concede weight all round.

11/4

1st

2

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:20 Worcester

Shengai Enki

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Made the frame five consecutive times over hurdles before winning Class 5 handicap in good style at Uttoxeter (2m7f, soft) last month; has a bit to find on the figures with a couple of today's rivals but will be fine on the faster ground and has strong each-way claims.

9/4

1st

1

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

18:53 Uttoxeter

Shengai Enki

12st 0lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Eight-race maiden but has been thereabouts in most of his races and seemed to stay the 2m7f okay last time at Fakenham; certainly enters the equation.

8/1

Form: 5

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
33-1 on debut in a 2m4f novices' hurdle here (good) last month when well beaten (struck into herself); watching brief suggested dropping in trip.
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5th

13

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

18:00 Hexham

Westerdale

10st 9lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

33-1 on debut in a 2m4f novices' hurdle here (good) last month when well beaten (struck into herself); watching brief suggested dropping in trip.

50/1

5th

9

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

19:58 Hexham

Westerdale

10st 9lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Fourth foal; dam dual point winner and placed in staying hurdles/chases (RPR 93) for connections; takes on males on debut; may be best watched.

20/1

5th

9

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

19:58 Hexham

Westerdale

10st 9lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Fourth foal; dam dual point winner and placed in staying hurdles/chases (RPR 93) for connections; takes on males on debut; may be best watched.

20/1

Form: 67-

Last run: 102 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in two bumpers, leaving her plenty to prove on her hurdling debut.
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8th

6

23rd Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:48 Hexham

Away She Goes

10st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Brian Ellison

Well beaten in both bumpers and same story when 100-1 and sixth of 14 on recent hurdle debut here (2m, good); improvement needed.

33/1

6th

11

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

18:00 Hexham

Away She Goes

10st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Brian Ellison

Well beaten in two bumpers, leaving her plenty to prove on her hurdling debut.

50/1

11

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

17:18 Sedgefield

Away She Goes

10st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Brian Ellison

Well beaten in two bumpers; dam was an AW Listed winner (7f-1m) and a half-sister to the 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner Welcome Ben; encounters better ground (at a realistic level) for the switch to hurdling; monitor only.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dual Flat winner at around 1m2f (on good to firm/soft; RPR 91) when with David O'Meara; has had wind surgery and changed hands since last seen last October; interesting newcomer to this code; tongue-tie goes on; market check suggested.
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7th

3

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

18:00 Hexham

Auld Toon Loon

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Dual Flat winner at around 1m2f (on good to firm/soft; RPR 91) when with David O'Meara; has had wind surgery and changed hands since last seen last October; interesting newcomer to this code; tongue-tie goes on; market check suggested.

6/1

Form: 36-6

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed some promise when third on debut in a Musselburgh bumper (good to soft) last December; didn't really manage to kick on much further in two more starts in that sphere; dam won over hurdles and fences and he may now be capable of improving as he tackles obstacles for the first time.
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7th

8

4th Jul 2024

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:18 Perth

Yakaleo

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Didn't really progress in his three bumpers and was tailed off at 40-1 on hurdling debut at Hexham (2m, good) last month; this stiffer stamina test could suit on pedigree but he needs to leave that latest form well behind.

12/1

8th

10

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

18:00 Hexham

Yakaleo

11st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Showed some promise when third on debut in a Musselburgh bumper (good to soft) last December; didn't really manage to kick on much further in two more starts in that sphere; dam won over hurdles and fences and he may now be capable of improving as he tackles obstacles for the first time.

16/1

6th

6

14th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Yakaleo

11st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

held up in last

5/2

Form: 79-

Last run: 324 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Runner-up on debut in an Irish point; was involved for a long way on her hurdling debut at Cork (3m, yielding) last summer but well beaten on her only subsequent start; has since changed hands; check the market for clues now she's down in trip on her first run for a top yard.
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10th

10

1st Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Worcester

What A Flirth

11st 6lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear, always behind

14/1

9th

14

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

18:00 Hexham

What A Flirth

10st 9lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Runner-up on debut in an Irish point; was involved for a long way on her hurdling debut at Cork (3m, yielding) last summer but well beaten on her only subsequent start; has since changed hands; check the market for clues now she's down in trip on her first run for a top yard.

10/1

50/1

Form: 7

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
33-1 on debut in a Kelso bumper (good to soft) last month, when she was beaten 20l; best watched on hurdling debut.
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6th

2

7th Jul 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

14:50 Market Rasen

Dear Dot

11st 2lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Chris Grant

Beaten 20l+ in all three runs and formlines give her plenty to find with both Beau Della and Gentle Life.

33/1

5th

7

23rd Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:48 Hexham

Dear Dot

10st 11lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Chris Grant

Down the field at 33-1 on debut in Kelso bumper (good to soft) last month, and likewise when 100-1 for recent hurdle debut here (2m, good).

50/1

10th

12

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

18:00 Hexham

Dear Dot

10st 9lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Chris Grant

33-1 on debut in a Kelso bumper (good to soft) last month, when she was beaten 20l; best watched on hurdling debut.

50/1

Form: 49-79

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in bumpers and on his hurdling debut; much more needed.
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11th

4

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

18:00 Hexham

Fairly Fulling

11st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Jane Walton

Well beaten in bumpers and on his hurdling debut; much more needed.

100/1

9th

3

26th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:15 Kelso

Fairly Fulling

11st 1lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Jane Walton

held up in rear, mistake and nearly lost jockey 1st, soon recovered and midfield

25/1

9th

3

26th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:15 Kelso

Fairly Fulling

11st 1lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Jane Walton

held up in rear, mistake and nearly lost jockey 1st, soon recovered and midfield

25/1

Form: 6/4-5

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Improved in his three bumpers; dam a 2m hurdler so there is optimism that he can kick on again now tackling obstacles but he may have to wait for other days.
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7th

4

23rd Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

15:48 Hexham

Stonegate

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Brian Rothwell

Displayed some ability in bumpers but failed to threaten and he was tailed off at 150-1 on last Saturday's hurdle debut here (2m, good); his jumping was novicey and he's hard to fancy.

50/1

12th

7

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

18:00 Hexham

Stonegate

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Brian Rothwell

Improved in his three bumpers; dam a 2m hurdler so there is optimism that he can kick on again now tackling obstacles but he may have to wait for other days.

20/1

5th

1

9th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

17:03 Huntingdon

Stonegate

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Brian Rothwell

in touch with leaders, outpaced and lost ground over 2f out, rallied and kept on from over 1f out

66/1

Form: 4P-

Last run: 157 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dual 9.4f AW and 10.5f turf (good to soft) winner; showed some promise in a Sedgefield maiden hurdle (2m1f, soft) on his debut for this trainer last November but tailed off at Doncaster in January (first-time tongue-tie); has since had wind surgery and returns with a bit to prove.
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6

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

18:00 Hexham

Mafia Power

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Patrick Neville

Dual 9.4f AW and 10.5f turf (good to soft) winner; showed some promise in a Sedgefield maiden hurdle (2m1f, soft) on his debut for this trainer last November but tailed off at Doncaster in January (first-time tongue-tie); has since had wind surgery and returns with a bit to prove.

25/1

0

6

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

12:50 Doncaster

Mafia Power

11st 4lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Patrick Neville

Three-time Flat winner (at about 1m2f) who was a fair fourth on his hurdle and stable debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in November; that form has worked out well and he could improve for that first run since August; might not be far away in a first-time tongue-tie.

25/1

4th

5

9th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:00 Sedgefield

Mafia Power

11st 4lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Patrick Neville

towards rear

16/1

Form: 40-3

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not without promise on debut in a Sedgefield bumper (soft) in January; well beaten at Catterick (soft) next time and didn't jump with fluency when a 20l third on his hurdles debut at Market Rasen (2m, good) last month.
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9

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

18:00 Hexham

Upfordebate

11st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Patrick Neville

Not without promise on debut in a Sedgefield bumper (soft) in January; well beaten at Catterick (soft) next time and didn't jump with fluency when a 20l third on his hurdles debut at Market Rasen (2m, good) last month.

25/1

3rd

8

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:58 Market Rasen

Upfordebate

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Patrick Neville

didn't jump with fluency, midfield, headway 3 out, weakened from 2 out

20/1

3rd

8

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:58 Market Rasen

Upfordebate

11st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Patrick Neville

didn't jump with fluency, midfield, headway 3 out, weakened from 2 out

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £356.70
Straight Forecast £289.95
Trifecta £1088.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

If You Let Me

Telegraph:

Shengai Enki

RP RATINGS:

If You Let Me

TOPSPEED:

If You Let Me

POSTDATA:

If You Let Me

The Times:

If You Let Me

The Guardian:

If You Let Me

Daily Mail:

If You Let Me

D Express:

If You Let Me

Daily Mirror:

If You Let Me

The Sun:

If You Let Me

The Star:

If You Let Me

Daily Record:

If You Let Me